Subhumans – “Crisis Point”
Get ready to get crusty on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
Trump. Brexit. Global warming. Pollution. Violence. It’s all of this and other modern atrocities that’s fuel to the fire for Dick Lucas and SUBHUMANS that gives us “Crisis Point,” the band’s first record in over a decade! The flag bearers of anarcho-punk have proven once again why they’re as sharp and relevant as ever. Fiery, pissed, and out-spoken, this is a SUBHUMANS record that will quickly climb up the ranks as a fan favorite in no time.
Of course, when you’re talking about a PIRATES PRESS RECORDS release, it’s always an extravagant rollout of vinyl and merch! So it’s to no one’s surprise that, once again, PIRATES PRESS has outdone themselves. Starting with the vinyl, the 4 variants perfectly match the muted tones of the album art PLUS those who purchase the vinyl or CD get a specially inserted STENCIL! Add in a limited edition cassette and you’ve got all of the mediums covered for any collector. While just the music would be enough for many, Pirates Press manufactured a HUGE offering of all kinds of merchandise for the release. Whether it’s a hoodie or long sleeve with sleeve printing, a copious amount of t-shirts, patches, pins, and even a hat and beanie…we covered all of the merch bases!
You can get all of your Subhumans music and merch from Pirates Press Records HERE or make sure to get a copy of the record from the band on tour right now. They’ll also be playing our ROCK THE SHIP Festival where there will be an EXCLUSIVE vinyl version for sale. Tickets are on sale now at ROCKTHESHIPFESTIVAL.COM!
BAND NAME: Subhumans (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
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Formed in Baltimore 2010, MULTICULT are a 3-piece Noise Rock outfit and their latest album, “Simultaneity now” can be found over at LEARNING CURVE RECORDS! Described as “ a soundtrack for slow motion crash test footage”, you can check out MULTICULT live at a select few east coast shows starting in a few weeks!
BAND NAME: Multicult
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
BETH BOMBARA has spent much of her adulthood on the road – she’s been a solo artist, a bandleader, and an occasional side musician for other artists. With “Evergreen”, she’s back to fronting an amplified rock n roll band. Beth has been proudly independent for her whole career. The band just finished a month-long album release tour and is taking a short break. BETH will be at Americana Fest in Nashville in early September. Then the band gets back in the van for a tour through the southeastern US in late September and the east coast in October! If you can’t make on of the shows, you can grab “Evergreen” from the bands own label, LEMP ELECTRIC!
BAND NAME: Beth Bombara (Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Lemp Electric
Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, the five members of MUNDY’S BAY have roots deeply settled in the hardcore scene (having been a hardcore band prior to meeting singer Esther Mulders). The band now has a unique blend melting long-form poetry, new wave, and 80’s alternative together to make a modern sound. “Moonlight” is an ep focusing on distances and the effects they take on relationships ultimately learning that to welcome that distance with open arms is the best way to continue moving forward. This is their first ep with PURE NOISE, and their first ep/recorded music since 2017! Only available on 7”, get it now from PURE NOISE or catch MUNDY’S BAY at 3 east coast shows in October!
BAND NAME: Mundy’s Bay (Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
GYGAX’s highly anticipated third full length record, “High Fantasy” is officially out on CREATOR DESTRUCTOR! The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s a fan consensus that it’s the band’s best album yet. Bandcamp crowned the record “album of the day” last week, The preorders have all been shipped out, but you can still get your copy by heading to their online store. The band is planning a video for “Light Bender”, and are in the process of booking a “High Fantasy” East Coast/West Coast US Tour. More news on all that soon!
BAND NAME: Gygax
LABEL NAME: Creator-Destructor Records
Come ROCK THE SHIP with us in October! http://www.rocktheshipfestival.com/